Laurel and Hardy back on the sil­ver screen

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

TO CEL­E­BRATE the launch of a new film about one of the great­est ever com­edy duos, a Win­nersh cinema will be screen­ing a spe­cial dou­ble bill this Sun­day.

Stan and Ol­lie is a biopic star­ring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly as Laurel and Hardy on their farewell tour of Bri­tain back in the 1950s. It opens on Fri­day, Jan­uary 11, but to get peo­ple in the mood – and to show­case why Laurel and Hardy were so pop­u­lar – the Show­case Cinema will be screen­ing Way Out West and Towed In A Hole.

And these are not the scratchy prints that you may have dis­tant mem­o­ries of see­ing on BBC

Two back in the 1980s: these are spe­cial re­stored prints show­cas­ing the boys in high def­i­ni­tion.

Or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing that fam­i­lies will come along to en­joy see­ing Laurel and Hardy on the big screen with a packed au­di­ence, the way they were made to be seen.

Lo­cally-born comic Ricky Ger­vais has said: “Laurel and Hardy are eas­ily my big­gest in­flu­ence”.

The dou­ble bill will be screened from 2pm. Tick­ets cost £11, £7.30 for chil­dren, £8.30 for con­ces­sions or £30 for fam­i­lies plus an on­line ad­min charge.

They can be booked in ad­vance from www. show­casecin­e­

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